AC Milan has lost striker Robinho for a month with a leg injury.
With fellow forward
But a statement on the club's official website read that the former Manchester City man had a 'first degree strain to the right thigh during Sunday's Milan-Sampdoria match'.
It added: "The recovery time is expected to be three to four weeks, save for complications."
Socceroos midfielder Carl Valeri will play Serie A football for the first time after Sassuolo claimed a maiden Serie B title with a 1-0 victory over third place Livorno.